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PR eye for the dictatorial guy; No. 1 with a bullet; why Satan loves climate change; inside the black market in AIDS drugs; sticking it to the Burning Man; the dinero conspiracy; how Congress can keep Bush’s finger off the trigger; and zooming in on human rights abuses.
Even Better Than the Real Thing
Sweatshop gamers, virtual terrorists, avatar porn, and other tales from the digital frontier.
SIGNS ALONG THE ROAD
A Message To You, Rudy
You are now entering Rudy Giuliani’s First Amendment-free zone.
Paying For My Hot Air
Can you offset your global warming guilt?
Kevin Drum on how Bush fights terror with error; Jeff Tweedy talks about Wilco’s sharps and flats; plus more book (The Canon, Retained by the People, Redemption Song), film (The Trials of Darryl Hunt, The Third Monday in October), and music reviews (Blackwing Yalobusha, Gutterfly, Traffic and Weather, Momento).
Resources for getting involved
Going, Going, Gone: Our Vanishing Biodiversity
ecurity Contractors: Riding Shotgun With Our Shadow Army in Iraq
Steeler and Pirate will get you to Baghdad—so long as you take a machine gun, grenades, and a bunch of Kurds armed to the teeth.
Eating local food isn’t just about the environment, it’s about debunking the red-blue divide.
Don’t Whistle While You Work
Thanks for warning us about spies, terrorist threats, and murderers on the government payroll. You’re fired!
Your friend gets killed. You get a T-shirt. Just another day in Miami’s Liberty City.
Not in Their Back Yard
When asbestos was found in El Dorado Hills, California, residents rushed to protect themselves—from reality.
Teflon Is Forever
Why we’re stuck with DuPont’s miracle chemical.
Cover by David Emmite